The Medaryville Town Council will meet in special session tonight to pass and sign resolutions for their wastewater system improvement project. They are looking to build a biodome structure into their current lagoons to meet Indiana Department of Environmental Management standards. Town Council President Derrick Stalbaum tells WKVI news the project will cost around $800,000. The town is applying for a $450,000 grant and hopes to fund the remaining $400,000 by selling bonds. Tonight’s agenda also includes a vote to submit that grant application to the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs.
Stalbaum tells WKVI news the town is moving forward with the project in order to avoid fines of up to $1,500 per day. He says taxes will not be going up to pay for the project, but sewage bills will increase if the town does not get the grant. Right now there’s no time frame for the project. The preliminary steps the council is taking ensure they are in compliance with an agreed order they entered into with IDEM. Tonight’s meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Medaryville Town Hall. The public is welcome to attend.